At Plastiq, we
believe in choice

“Why can't tuition be paid on credit card?” This is the question that started it all.
And though the quest to address this simple pain point would take years to develop into Plastiq, from it emerged a vision of empowering cardholder... choice, which continues to serve as our primary mission to this day.

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Plastiq has a respected and engaged Board of Directors with a diverse
array of experience and a passion for payments and innovation.

Kerry Hatch
COO, Global Client Services at Acxiom

Kerry is the COO Global Client Services at Acxiom, a global interactive marketing services company that uses consumer data, analytics, information technology, data integration, and consulting solutions to help companies conduct successful marketing programs and resolve other challenging business problems. Kerry is an active angel investor and also serves on the Board of Vistage, the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization focused primarily on CEOs.


Previously, Kerry consulted to both start ups and Fortune 100 companies in the payments and digital advertising arena. Most recently, she worked for Time Inc. as the CEO and President of QSP, a $300MM for-profit fundraising business. Kerry was recruited by Reader’s Digest’s to turn around or sell QSP. She led the sales process while taking on responsibility for Readers Digest’s other educational businesses including Weekly Reader and Compass Learning. In 2008, she led the sale QSP to Time Inc.


Kerry was also President of the St. Regis and Luxury Collection businesses for Starwood Hotels. She was responsible for the design, development, and operations for 30 new luxury properties. In 2004, Kerry was recruited by Quadrangle Group Partners to become CEO and President of Goodtimes Entertainment. Goodtimes was a $250MM, vertically integrated diverse direct marketing and entertainment business specializing in long form infomercials and home video distribution. Kerry successfully sold the business to two strategic buyers in 2005.


Kerry began her career at American Express Travel Related Services with roles in both the card issuing and merchant businesses in addition to the travel segment. During her 22 year tenure, she held a variety of progressively senior executive roles encompassing strategy, marketing and general management. Most recently, she served as President of OPEN: The Small Business Network, a $2.5B business. She also was a member of the American Express Global Management Team.


Kerry earned a MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ben Ling
Partner, Khosla Ventures

Ben is an investment partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on consumer, Internet, mobile, marketplace, SaaS and consumer health businesses. Since joining the firm, he’s led investments in Academia.edu, Canary, HackerRank, Tapingo, and The Hunt, among many others.


Previously, Ben served in senior operating roles at Google, YouTube and Facebook. He also is an active angel investor with early stakes in Fab, Square, Palantir, Quora and PracticeFusion. Further, Ben serves as an advisor to both Pinterest and Pulse.


Ben holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a master’s degree and doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from Stanford University. Ben is a Department of Defense fellow and a recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s Bechtel achievement award, which distinguishes the top graduating student from its college of engineering.

Jeff Bussgang
General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and entrepreneurial experience are in consumer, Internet commerce, marketing and financial services, software, SaaS and mobile start-ups. Jeff currently represents the firm on the boards of Cartera Commerce, ClickSquared, DataXu, i4cp, SavingStar, SimpleTuition, tracx, and is a board observer ZestFinance. Jeff was previously a director at Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M), BzzAgent (acquired by Tesco), Convoke Systems, go2Media, oneforty (acquired by HubSpot), PanGo Networks (merged with InnerWireless), Ready Financial (merged with AccountNow), and Transpera (acquired by Tremor Video).


Jeff is the author of a book on venture capital and entrepreneurship, Mastering the VC Game, serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, has co-authored five HBS cases that are taught in “Founder’s Dilemma”, and is the co-author of "Ruling The Net". He is also on the board of MITX, and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of FirstGrowth Venture Network.


Prior to joining the firm, Jeff co-founded Upromise (acquired by Sallie Mae), where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Director. Prior to Upromise, Jeff was an executive at Open Market and was with the strategy consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group.


Jeff holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.

Ryan Moore
Partner, Atlas Venture

Ryan Moore is a partner in the technology group at Atlas Venture and focuses on emerging web service companies that make the lives of consumers better and help any size business perform better.


Since joining Atlas in 2011, Ryan seeded both DraftKings and Plastiq and also led the investment in Mojo Motors. He also serves on the boards of 3V Transaction Services, MOO Print, OwnerIQ, SimpleTuition, and Globoforce.


Prior to joining Atlas, Ryan was a general partner at GrandBanks Capital, which he co-founded in 2000. At GrandBanks Capital, Ryan incubated WHERE (formerly known as uLocate Communications, sold to eBay), and led the investment round and served on the boards of Enpocket (sold to Nokia), Savored (sold to Groupon), and Vela Systems (acquired by AutoDesk). Ryan also served as the lead investor in Achievers.com, First Coverage (sold to TIM Group), InsightSquared, Nexage, and Vivox.


Ryan started his venture career as an associate at SoftBank Venture Capital (Mobius Venture Capital) as well as SoftBank Capital Partners, a strategic late stage investment fund. Before that, he worked in Internet investment banking with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco.


Ryan is an advisory board member of The Capital Network and the Mass TLC Mobile Cluster.

Ryan received an AB in economics from Princeton University.

Khosla Ventures Flybridge Capital Partners Atlas Ventures Next View Ventures Greenoaks Capital Management Arizona Bay

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